Wed July 2, 2014
50th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964
Today is the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the result of years of efforts and turbulence in America. Freedom rides, sit-ins, and open racism in education and employment were commonplace. The success of the act was the bipartisan work of many now- iconic American figures, including two presidents. We’ll hear the dramatic details about the effort to ensure freedom for all.
Todd Purdum - senior writer at Politico and contributing editor at Vanity Fair. His new book is “An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964”.